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Days in the Branch

Joseph Mitchell was born in 1908 into a prosperous family of North Carolina cotton and tobacco growers. At the age of twenty-one, he came to New York City to pursue a career as a writer, and he started contributing to this magazine four years later. Show More Summary

Reggie Bush Injury Update and Fantasy Football Impact

Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush was inactive in Week 12. When will Bush return to action? Should fantasy owners have a backup plan for Week 13? Watch as Stephen Nelson and Bleacher Report Sports Medicine Lead Writer Will Carroll discuss Bush's injury in the video above. Read more NFL news on

TV Club: The Walking Dead: “Crossed”

There are several ways that The Walking Dead has improved itself over the past two seasons. (While season 4 was deeply flawed, much of what’s worked about season 5 started then, I think; the writers just needed to dig themselves outShow More Summary

Robert Griffin III, DeSean Jackson, Pierre Garcon Post-Week 12 Fantasy Reaction

Remember that time a writer on this very website said that everything would be fine in Washington? That Robert Griffin III would still be an elite fantasy quarterback by season's end. That DeSean Jackson was bound to break free for another...Show More Summary

Watch Saturday Night Live Take Shots At Bill Cosby

Saturday Night Live ?Weekend Update? hosts Colin Jost and Michael Che have finally started to fall into a comfortable rhythm on the late night stage. This weekend, the writers even gave newbie Che some tougher material, having him address the Bill Cosby controversy that is currently taking the Internet by storm. Click To Continue Reading

The P.G. Wodehouse of environmental writing: Why Lydia Millet is the funniest literary writer you may never have read

A comic thriller about mermaids, the natural world and ruthless capitalism? Yes, it's possible and it's great

Video: Watch this Chinese stunt driver parallel park with only 3 inches to spare

Whenever this writer thinks of fancy parking jobs, we go straight to Buddy Love singing Strokin' in a red Dodge Viper he slides into a tiny space in The Nutty Professor. But after watching the video above, we might have to start thinking about Han Yue, who broke the world record for getting into the tightest parallel parking space. Show More Summary

How We Talk About Emotions

A tool for writers could be valuable for us to explain how we, or others, are feeling. The post How We Talk About Emotions appeared first on The Good Men Project.

‘400 Things Cops Know’ Is New Bible For Crime Writers

“400 Things Cops Know” is being coined the new bible for crime writers, according to the Wall Street Journal. Adam Plantinga is the 13-year veteran cop who has been working on the book for four years, jotting down his own experiences and stories of fellow officers and gathering details from notes on the job. Show More Summary

Born to Wiggle: Interview with Yellow Wiggle – Emma Watkins

Be A Fun Mum writer, Cath Johnsen recently chatted with Yellow Wiggle, Emma Watkins. The Wiggles have made an incredible comeback in the past two years… After the retirement of three of the original band members, they took a chance on 25 year old dancer, Emma Watkins, the first female Wiggle. As Cath Johnsen writes, […]

One Week Left to Vote For the Greatest Comic Book Writers & Artists of All-Time!

Comics Should Be Good is still collecting your votes for the greatest comic book writers and artists of all-time! The more votes better the results!

Daily Inspiration #1930

12 hours agoArts / Graphic Design : Abduzeedo

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want to participate and share your graphic design inspiration, You can submit your imagesShow More Summary

Awkward LeBron James Anecdote Shows How Screwed Up The Cavs Are Right Now

The Cleveland Cavaliers got blown out 110-93 by the Toronto Raptors at home on Saturday night, falling to 5-7 on the season. They've now lost four-straight games.  On Sunday Cavaliers beat writer Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon-Journal...Show More Summary

Famous At Eighty

Reviewing Hermione Lee’s Penelope Fitzgerald: A Life, a new biography of the British novelist, Alan Hollinghurst reminds us of her late-in-life flowering as a writer: She published her first book, a biography of the artist Edward Burne-Jones, when she was fifty-eight; her first novel appeared when she was sixty. She was, as she said, “an […]

'Major Crimes': Sharon and Andy will discover feelings for each other when Season 3 continues

Sharon Raydor (Mary McDonnell) and Andy Flynn (Tony Denison) have one of those slow-burn television relationships that fans spend entire seasons shipping and waiting for the writers to make something of it.Now "Major Crimes" Shandy fans will start to reap the rewards of their patience when the show returns Nov. Show More Summary

How to balance a design career with creating your own art

Alexander Huls is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Esquire and other publications. This post was originally published on the Shutterstock blog and has been reprinted with permission. It’s...Show More Summary

Cameron Diaz, Fake Jamie Foxx & Leslie Jones Spoof ‘Annie’ Reboot

Lorne Michaels' writers' room handed veteran Saturday Night Live host Cameron Diaz a mixed bag of bits for last night's gig, her fourth in the slot. After a pointless opening monologue -- one of those featuring stupid questions fromShow More Summary

Wine critics and wine writers

On Friday I wrote a piece for Tim Atkin’s website on the future of wine writing, considering the differing roles of critics and writers. In it, I suggested that if the future of wine writing is a move to wine criticism, where wines are assessed outside their context, then it’s not one I’ll welcome. My [...]

God’s Unexpected Smile

Recently we featured a survey of the Colombian writer Nicolás Gómez Dávila’s acerbic aphorisms. Matthew Walther considers a translation of his Scholia to an Implicit Text, noticing his idiosyncratic theological positions: Though traditional Catholics will doubtless enjoy his digs at progressive clergymen and agree with his aesthetic objections to the Mass of Pope Paul VI, […]

“Never Can Say Goodbye': Book review

"Never Can Say Goodbye's" personal musings show a devotion to New York, even as the writers reflect on the reality of being a New Yorker. It’s not always easy.

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